“oh, there are pictures.. I keep them where I need the most cheering up.”
For those who don’t know the story behind this:
Before Maggie was born, Homer Simpson worked at the Nuclear Plant because he needed the money to pay for all the debt. Once Homer Simpson finally payed the debt, he quit his job to work at his dream job at the bowling alley. When Homer Simpson found out that Marge was pregnant with Maggie, he became depressed that he had to quit his job at the bowling alley because the salary couldn’t support them. When Homer Simpson begged Mr. Burns for his old life back, he put a plaque that reads “Don’t Forget: You’re Here Forever.” When Maggie was born, Homer instantly fell in love with her. When Lisa asked Homer where did all Maggie’s baby pictures went, Homer explains that he keeps it where he needs it the most.
i cant handle this
(Source: wigglytuffs, via kristineetumbles)
The school year is coming to an end. I have begun my review classes in anticipation for our English finals on May 30 & 31. Because I started in the middle of the school year, I need to review basics (like grammar) as well as content for my 9th and 10th graders.
I have one student who has been a challenge. She is incredibly bright, but refuses to do any work whatsoever. She failed the first semester miserably (43 average) and she is looking to do the same for the second semester. I have tried everything: one on one instruction, tutoring during lunch and extra time to hand in assignments. She has turned down every single thing I have offered her. She is rude: talking in class and late to class with no pass on most days. I’ve called home and written referrals to no avail. Today I decided to let go. Even if she did every single assignment before the end of the year, it wouldn’t matter. A passing grade would not save her from failing 9th grade English. My district does not offer summer school. She will be able to move on to 10th grade, but will need to make up anything she fails in 9th grade on her own time (virtual school or night school next year).
I wrote her up last Friday for arriving late to class with a forged pass and sneaking out early before the bell. Today when she started up with her usual drama, I moved a conscientious student away from her so I could keep her from being distracted. We had a grammar overview of adverbs. Many of my kids struggle with basic grammar. The lesson went off without too many distractions (she asked for the bathroom pass and left for a good 15 minutes) and afterwards I had a short 10 question quiz. All of a sudden my challenging student announced to the class that she needed something to write with. I continued handing out the quizzes while she continued ranting on and on not directing her complaining to anyone in particular. When she finally directed her question at me personally “Do you have a pen I can have?” , I replied “No, I’m sorry I don’t.” I had one pen which I was using and to be honest, she pissed me off and I was not going to give her my last pen. I told her she should come prepared to school and she became indignant and said she couldn’t take the quiz. In not one of my finer moments I replied, “It won’t matter much anyway, will it?” As soon as the words left my mouth I felt bad. I’m the teacher. I’m always supposed to care. How could I be so callous? The girl I moved away from her scored a 90 on the quiz. I was able to reach her. Why couldn’t I reach the other girl? There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t learn something from being a teacher.
People are so fing stupid!!!
This poor girl is charged with a felony and gets two years of house arrest for a high school relationship, but the Steubenville rapists were tried as juveniles and could get out in a year or two for their vicious crimes?
I cannot. I just cannot.
Unbelievable. I recently moved to Florida from NY. The weather is great, but the culture shock is unbearable at times. I wish I could say this story surprises me.
An interview with JK Rowling in 1998. Compare to now where an estimation of 450 million of her books have been sold.